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, extremist, very intolerant prejudices that were taking place among the various religions of the world, she said, i grew up in an environment which was christian, which people followed their christian religion. others followed their muslim religion and others their african superstitions. and for me, this went to the heart of why the book became inevitable, or why i have been engaged in this discourse all my life. very strange. i find it very -- pretty close to 80, i should actually exist in an environment in which, for believing what i believe, or not believing what i do not believe, i'd be considered what i call terminal censorship. and go back to my history, and i don't mean me personally. the time when i lived and was raised. the history of my people. when the european explorers, of course, quickly followed by their religious storm troopers, the christian missionaries. they had a very serious problem and that was they couldn't find satan. they couldn't find the devil. if you want to convert people, you've got to first of all persuade them their soul is in dire danger. headed to the ult
>>> coming up, our special program looking back at the top religion and ethics stories of 2012 welcome. i'm bob abernethy, and this is our annual look back at the top religion and ethics news of the year. religion and ethics managing editor kim lawton is here, and so are kevin kstr, edor i ief religion news service, and e.j. dionne, senior fellow at the brookings institution, professor at georgetown university and columnist for "the washington post." welcome to you all. kim has put together a short video reminder of what happened in 2012. >> a wave of mass shootings renewed age-old theological discussions about evil, suffering and tragedy. especially after the massacre at the connecticut elementary school, many religious leaders repeated calls for stricter gun control measures. some called it a pro-life issue. one of the mass shootings took place in a house of worship. in august, six people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a sikh temple in oak creek, wisconsin. once again, religion played an important role in the presidential election. for the first time ever, there we
to be a pluralistic country where religion is a bridge to cooperation rather than a fissure between people. this is about an hour 20. >> good evening, everyone and thanks for being here. i am very excited to be with my u.s. best friend, eboo patel. i've had a wonderful time reading this book, and am very excited about having this conversation with him and then drawing you into that conversation. one of the delights about his book is his disclosing something of his own spiritual practice, particularly during the holy season of ramadan. he had many when he said that prior to entering the day he would get up, have a small breakfast, and then have a time with -- [inaudible] one of my favorite poets. and i thought it was really wonderful if we all could have kind of a moment of censuring around eboo reading one of his favorite poems. how does that sound? >> all right. thank you for the invitation to thank you all for being here. so, this is a poem that actually first heard where rumi is buried in turkey. come, come whoever you are. wanderer, worshiper, lover of reading but it doesn't matter. ho
york democrat carolyn maloney and our own eleanor holmes norton to storm out in protest. >> religion does not trip the right. you try to find an accommodation when you have two rights crashing. the reproductive rights of women and the religious rights of religious institutions. >> angry for being silenced house democratic leaders held their own hearing on contraception coverage. the hearing featured one witness. sandra fluke was a law student at georgetown university. she had lobbied her school to include contraception coverage for students in its health insurance policy. fluke's testimony earned her a prime spot on the podium at the democratic convention. she was one of many women highlighted at both the democratic and republican conventions. >> it's an exciting time to be a woman. and i want to go out there and celebrate it. and continue to see what women can do in this country. >> while jobs and the economy continued to be issue number one, the prickly issue of abortion and contraceptive rights detonated time and again. richard mourdock, the gop senate candidate in indiana talked
will on the history of religion and politics which and then james taylor monday night on c-span. >> hawaii senator daniel inouye i'd monday at the age of 88. he served for than 33 years as senator. a memorial service was held friday with president obama among the speakers and his funeral will be tomorrow in hawaii. his colleagues paid him tribute on the senate floor tuesday. this is about an hour. >> mr. president, i would just first say that my friend chairman of the ju dish yare committee has been honored to receive one of the senate's highest honors of the senate and icon grat late him on. that and i join with him in expressing my sadness over the passing of senator daniel inouye. he came to this government 60 years ago in the legislature hawaii. he came to congress when hawaii became a state in 1959, to the snalt in 63, second nonl service to robertbird. this is a seers man, a solid man, a patriot and one who always had a good spirit about whow he conducted his affairs and how rerelated to other members of the senate and to his constituents and to the american people. he served in the most vio
language in your religion, we will do it but at the same time we are going to insist on our own identity as the mendi people. so you could say that their african identity grew as a counterpoint to this idea that they should become civilized, pious christians. now, all of these tensions were on display because once the supreme court ruled in their favor, and said they could go home, well the supreme court also ruled that the united states government had no responsibility to pay for their going home so how are they going to get home? for the longest time people believe that louis tappan and some other wealthy abolitionists could pay for this but in fact what happened was, the abolitionists with the cooperation of the.africans organized to pick two or up and down the eastern seaboard in which the.africans would go and speak and perform, perform their knowledge of christianity, perform their knowledge of english, perform their civilization and at the same time, they would insist on singing their native african songs. the african side was always there and here is the wildest part of it all. t
downhill slide for your religion and you are wasting time and resources fighting it. what do you say to that young man? >> i want to say -- first of all, i can question whether that one young man can speak for an entire generation, and there's a trend where people are struggling and they think of themselves as religious, but not particularly related to a particular church, and there are struggles that we heard that others have to adapt to. and on the other hand i think we have to accept as paul wrote to timothy, the gospel will be in season and out of season but we have to keep preaching the world, and the gospel is relevant in the times to which we are living, and if awful us were able to keep the commandments and implications, how much suffering would disappear in a moment. so much of our sufferings are rooted in our own rebilliousness. i think at some level we have to begin to show how connected the gospel and commandments and the whole teaching of christ is to the crisis that we are in, so that remains. paul's command is simply, keep preaching the message. >> one out of five adul
is asking the u.s. military academy to stop including prayer at all official>> joinin religion contributor father jonathan morris. >> happy sunday. >> kelly: an issue, and let me give awe statement what they're actually saying. they're saying and pull that up quickly, west point cadets should be able to train for service in our nation's military without having religion forced upon them. academy officials must respect the religious liberty rights of all cadets who should be free to make their own decisions about prayer without government coercion. this has been a practice at west point since george washington. >> i'm absolutely in favor of cadets not having to go under government coercion to pray. you don't have to pray. in fact, 1972, there was a court ruling saying that cadets were not-- should not be required to attend religious services, that's a very good court decision. a very different thing to say however, that no one is allowed to pray publicly at an event there at west point. i use today lead a bible study at west point. i know how religious so many of those cadets are and for th
and discuss the role of religion in president everzone's life and death. but first president obama's legacy. >> i think as long as the language is spoke en in the corner of the globe, as churchill said, people will be writing about barack obama because of the historic achievement in a country as we've been talking about built on slavery, drif within racism. for a man named barack hussein obama to become president at, what was he 46 at the time, a remarkable achievement. and so that part of the story is done in a way. and the question for him now, which is totally fascinating, of course, is, okay, you're part of history. but what's the second paragraph? and right now the second paragraph is preventing great depression after financial crisis. that's not the kind of second paragraph presidents who live in history have. it's got to be more positive than that. it's got to be more active. >> health care? >> it depends. you know, i mean, if -- it's usually important, obviously, if it ultimately leads to a sustainable system where everyone has access to health care and it's seen as moral right, the
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